Free Online Tax Classes for Small Business Owners

The North Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) is partnering with the Small Business Center Network across the North Carolina Community College System to offer free tax classes for small business owners. The workshops are intended to demystify taxes for business owners and help them plan appropriately for different taxes they must pay. While the classes are free, participants should register through the Small Business Center at Beaufort County Community College by contacting 252-940-6375.

The workshops address issues related to employees, sales and use, planning at the start of a new business, and online sales. A number of the classes are offered in Spanish.

On Wednesday, September 7, the DOR will offer Estimated Individual Income Taxes from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Also on September 7, small business owners can take Sales and Use Tax for the Small Business Owner from 6:00-8:00 p.m. On September 8, owners can take Withholding 101 at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. That same day, September 8, the DOR will offer a class in Spanish, Taller de impuestos sobre ventas y el uso para su pequeña empresa. On September 13, the DOR will offer Planning to Start a Business, followed Retención 101 para su pequeña empresa on September 15. Other September workshops include: Business Tax Essentials on September 20, Sales and Use Tax for the Small Business Owner on September 22, How to Complete Form E858 on September 27, and Online Seller for the Small Business Owner on September 29.

The series continues through December 6, and some workshops are offered on multiple dates. Small business owners can see the full schedule and register at https://www.ncsbc.net/events.aspx?mode=4.

Prospective business owners can also learn business basics through BCCC’s Small Business Center’s core curriculum, which includes How to Start a Small Business, How to Write a Business Plan, Marketing and Advertising for Your Business, Financing Your Business, and Recording Keeping and Taxes for Small Business.

Small business workshops are offered around BCCC’s service area, including Using Canva to Create Free Marketing Materials, offered at the Hyde County Davis Center in Engelhard, and Online Presence and Your Small Business, offered at the Washington County Center in Roper.

These workshops are ideal for people who run small businesses full-time or for owners who use it to make side income. Participants range from web designers, authors, artists, and online retail.

For a full list of workshops or to register, visit www.beaufortccc.edu/sbc